Despite the critical immediate solutions to the pervasive child hunger Dr. King saw, the underlying crisis -- pervasive child poverty -- persists in the Mississippi Delta.
Another of the great blues musicians from the Mississippi delta has died. I got to know the Muddy Waters Band 35 years ago and for a couple of years, I went on the road off and on with the band.
While we Democrats in the South took some tough losses in last year's elections, and our state party organization in Mississippi has fallen upon hard times, extinction is hardly our inevitable lot.
Slice the pie as you choose but an African-American hanging from a tree in Mississippi is a big deal. So, I humbly ask again, where is the media coverage?
Is Gov. Barbour practicing a double standard or does he simply want to create an unhealthy environment in any state other than his own?
Haley Barbour's refusal to denounce the effort to honor not just a major Confederate figure but a leader of the KKK should really send his star back into orbit for red meat Republicans.
Some of my fellow Mississippian want to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with license plates honoring Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest was one of the initial leaders of the Ku Klux Klan.
I have been enchanted by the magic of Miss America for more years than I dare put in writing, and it started way before I married a Miss Mississippi or became Chairman of the Board of the Miss America Organization.
The Mississippi Secretary of State has announced that enough signatures have been collected to put voter ID on the ballot in 2011. Voters will get the chance to narrow the franchise once again.
I wish the Scott Sisters the best in their regaining their freedom and hope they lead fruitful lives. And I pray that Governor Barbour does not use the freedom for organs tradeoff anymore in the future to save the state of Mississippi tax dollars.
The state of Mississippi, which ranks last in just about everything, is about to be first in something. And that something is almost as bizarre as who's making it happen.
Perhaps the most astonishing aspect of Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour's (R) ill-timed gaffe is the somewhat typical and, some could say, contrived...
Barbour's recitation of Mississippi history is 180 degrees in the wrong direction. His remarks on Citizens Councils and the Ku Klux Klan can be "clarified" from now until the last racist is voted out of public office.
Last Monday, a major agreement was reached that makes $133 million available to assist low-income Mississippians in repairing their Hurricane Katrina-damaged homes.
Phytoplankton is a keystone plant species and is the basis for all life in the ocean, responsible for producing 70% of the oxygen of the planet; the very air that we breathe. And they are disappearing at an alarming rate.